quasi-speakeasy in NYC?

Old Dec 17th, 2007, 02:25 PM
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quasi-speakeasy in NYC?

I may have been drunk ;-) but I thought I read that there is a bar in NYC where you enter a hot dog shop and then walk to the back, enter a vintage phone booth, and somehow gain entrance to the bar, a la' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe magic portal closet or something? Am I crazy?

Also, anyone know of any other cool spots like this? I've heard of Chumley's, and the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal, but what others?
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Old Dec 17th, 2007, 03:30 PM
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Ahh, that's PDT: from NY Mag's site:
PDT is the hot-dog joint for grown-ups. Actually, itís the cocktail-lounge annex to Crif Dogs, an East Village mainstay known for its deep-fried Jersey-style franks. Accessed through a vintage phone booth within Crif Dogs, PDT (short for Please Donít Tell) is a snug, sexy speakeasy with a twist: Along with its high-quality classic cocktails and a well-chosen selection of beer and wine, patrons can order food from Crifís kitchen next door . . .
Crif Dogs is at 113 St. Marks Place between 1st and A
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Old Dec 17th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Chumley's is closed indefinitely.

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Old Dec 18th, 2007, 07:54 AM
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Glad I read this post, sounds neat. I enjoy the Safe House in Milwaukee, along the same lines.
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Old Dec 18th, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Look at Angel's Share and Freeman's.
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Old Dec 18th, 2007, 04:33 PM
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Now that Chumley's is closed (temporarily, hopefully), my favorite "speakeasy" is the Back Room on Norfolk Street.

Have dinner at Schiller's, then walk around the corner to the Back Room.

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